In this issue
The cost of blood: did you pay too much or did you get a good deal?
Platelet efficacy revisited?
Hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn: reflections on articles from TRANSFUSION Volume 1
Visual inspection: an important step in transfusion safety
Activity-based costs of blood transfusions in surgical patients at four hospitals
Therapeutic efficacy of platelet transfusion in patients with acute leukemia: an evaluation of methods
Direct assessment of cytomegalovirus transfusion-transmitted risks after universal leukoreduction
Efficacy and safety of exchange transfusion as an adjunct therapy for severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in nonimmune travelers: a 10-year single-center experience with a standardized treatment protocol
Evaluation of low platelet counts by optical, impedance, and CD61-immunoplatelet methods: estimation of possible inappropriate platelet transfusion
Prolonged elevation of plasma argatroban in a cardiac transplant patient with a suspected history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis
Long-term storage of peripheral blood stem cells frozen and stored with a conventional liquid nitrogen technique compared with cells frozen and stored in a mechanical freezer
Factors influencing cord blood viability assessment before cryopreservation
Efficient generation of clinical-grade genetically modified dendritic cells for presentation of multiple tumor-associated proteins
Evaluating maturation and genetic modification of human dendritic cells in a new polyolefin cell culture bag system
Novel single-nucleotide change in GYP*A in a person who made an alloantibody to a new high-prevalence MNS antigen called ENEV
Procedure-specific preoperative red blood cell preparation and utilization management in pediatric surgical patients
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1992 to 2008: clinical outcomes and risk factors for relapse
Considerations on the use of adjunct red blood cell exchange transfusion in the treatment of severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Demographic variations in blood donor deferrals in a major metropolitan area
Risk behaviors in volunteer blood donors who seroconverted for HIV, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 1997 to 2005
Paired crossover study of two plateletpheresis systems concerning platelet product quality and donor comfort
Impact of using different laboratory assays to detect human leukocyte antigen antibodies in female blood donors
The impact of simple donor education on donor behavioral deferral and infectious disease rates in São Paulo, Brazil
Demographic profile of blood donors at three major Brazilian blood centers: results from the International REDS-II study, 2007 to 2008
Protein quality in Mirasol pathogen reduction technology–treated, apheresis-derived fresh-frozen plasma
Application of the bactericidal activity of ε-poly-l-lysine to the storage of human platelet concentrates
Is red blood cell rheology preserved during routine blood bank storage?
Sporadic formation of cryoprecipitate-like particulate matter in thawed fresh-frozen plasma units
The picture of blood transfusion in the Tabulae Anatomicae by Pietro da Cortona (1596–1669)
Eloise R. Giblett: 1921–2009